Thomas Grylls, his wife Jane, and their 12 children lived in Burgh House from 1884-1897. This extraordinary photograph, taken in nearby Finchley in 1911, features 33 members of their large family, including their children and grandchildren. Grylls was a renowned stained-glass designer and his firm, Burlison and Grylls, worked with some of the country’s leading architects.
Their most notable achievement was the Rose Window in the Poets’ Corner of Westminster Abbey (1902). The Grylls were a musical family and held frequent concerts in the Music Room of Burgh House.
Image: The Grylls Family (1911), photograph
Image: Photograph of Music Room (c.1890), photograph